American students have been slipping in smarts for years.
An organization that releases test scores for 15-year old students around the world recently shared just what a sorry state our education system is in.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development released their regular 3-year report and once again American students fall south of the average.
Obviously something has to happen to change this education dynamic in the USA before we become a nation of certifiable dummies.
We need changes from the top. A national leader in education dedicated to turning this terrible trend around.
Instead, despite losing the popular vote, we have a moron who has assured us no meaningful advances in education are coming anytime soon with his latest crony pick.
Enter Trump's appointment for Education Secretary - Betsy DeVos, one of the billionaire DeVos family famous for their company Amway.
You remember Amway don't you? It's sales people were always told not to say they worked for Amway. This article: Amway: 5 Realities of the Multi-Billion-Scam may help refresh your memory.
DeVos knows diddly squat about education and is part of a family of con artists - like Trump - who got wealthy ripping-off the public.
According to Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, DeVos has "...done more to undermine public education than support students.
DeVos is known for her lobbying efforts and failed schemes, like vouchers - which take away funding and local control from our public schools - to fund private schools at taxpayers' expense.
She's on record for consistently pushing a corporate agenda, and imposing cookie-cutter solutions to public education. In other words - just what Trump wants. Another billionaire to help him control the masses.
The DeVos family has been using their deep pockets to influence the Michigan legislature for years and it looks like they have finally bought their way into a presidential administration as well.
This is just one example of the new norm: shortage of experience meaning nothing, as long as you don't have a shortage of money.
The dumbing down of America got a steroid shot thanks to our new Moron-In-Chief Trump.
Time for me to walk on down the road...